Bernhard Leitner

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SOUND CHAIR III, 1991

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exhibitionview, Zeitkunst Niederösterreich, St. Pölten, 2016

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exhibitionview, KOLUMBA Museum, Köln, Serpentinata, 2015

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Serpentinata. TonRaumSkulptur, 2006
2 PVC - tubes, each 25 meter, 48 loudspeakers, 48 amplifiers
48 channel composition, 2 Fostex D2424LV
size variable

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exhibitionview, ZKM Karlsruhe, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, 2002
Pulsierende Stille, 2002
steel construction, metal plates, loudspeaker, attached magnetically, beat frequency (74hz and 85 hz) stereo amplifier and CD-Player, dimensions variable

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Pulsierende Stille (tower), 2007
steel construction, 2 metal plates, 2 loudspeaker, attached magnetically, beat frequency (74hz and 85 hz) Stereo amplifier and CD-Player
250 x 150 cm

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Vertikaler Raum, 1975
zwei Holztrommeln, CD-Player, Verstärker
Größe variabel

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VERTIKALER RAUM I. TonRaumSkulptur, 1975. Edition 2005
2 wooden drums with loudspeaker, CD-player, amplifier
75 cm diameter, hight variable, 7 Unikate  + 1 AP (every piece has its unique composition)

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Ton-Anzug, 1975

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Ton-Anzug, 1975

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Ton-Anzug, 1975

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SOUND CHAIR WITH 4 LSP
New York, 1974

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SOUND CHAIR (Deck Chair), 1975

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Ton-Liege, 1983

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Sound Gate, 1990
the 175th anniversary of Vienna's Technical University, 11/1990-01/1991

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Sound Gate, 1990
the 175th anniversary of Vienna's Technical University, 11/1990-01/1991

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WING SPACE, 1996
exhibitionview, FEEDBACKSTAGE. Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, 2008

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Ton - Schirm, 1990
umbrella, 8 tweeter, CD player, stereo amplifier, 2- channel-composition
130 cm diameter

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GALLERY OF MIRRORS
Installation at the Tyrol Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
March 2003 to January 2005

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SPACE SOURCES, 1997. Berlin Friedrichstrasse

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BLUE VAULTING, 1994 – 2007

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AGORAPHON, Mediale Hamburg 1993

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LE CYLINDRE SONORE, 1987
permanent installation in the Parc de la Villette, Paris

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LE CYLINDRE SONORE, 1987
permanent installation in the Parc de la Villette, Paris

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LE CYLINDRE SONORE, 1987
permanent installation in the Parc de la Villette, Paris

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SOUND STARS, 1987

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SOUND TOWER, documenta 7 Kassel, 1982

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SOUNDCUBE
Museum moderner Kunst Vienna, 1981
documenta 7, Kassel, 1982

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SOUNDCUBE
Museum moderner Kunst Vienna, 1981
documenta 7, Kassel, 1982

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EXPANDING / CONTRACTING, 1979
Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld

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PORTBALE SPACE, 1976

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SOUND SWING, Galerie Zwirner, Cologne, 1978

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HORIZONTAL-VERTICAL, SOUND CHAIR, Galerie Zwirner, Cologne, 1978

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CYLINDER SPACE, 1974

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AERIAL SPACES, San Francisco / Hotel Embarcadero 1973 - 1985

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SOUND TUBE, Installation 1972

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ORF TUBE, 1972. Non-executed project

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SOUNDCUBE 70, COUNTER-DIRECTIONAL CYLINDRICAL SPACE

Bernhard Leitner

Bernhard Leitner (b. 1938 Feldkirch)  is internationally regarded as a pioneer of sound and space art, and is today one of the most prominent, internationally recognized artists in the area of time-based plastic arts. Stemming from his interest in architecture, music and dance, he already developed at the end of the 1960s his first sound-space sculpture, a sound architecture being fed by several channels. Leitner's sculptures let the beholder experience in a physical way the characteristics of space over an acoustic encounter. Formally Leitner's works deliberately take up on the aesthetics of American minimalism.

Exhibitions: PS 1, NY (1979), documenta 7, Kassel, Ars electronica, Linz (1982), Venice Biennial, (1986), Academy of Arts Berlin (1996), Nationalgalerie Berlin (1999), Kunsthalle Bremen (2000), Donaueschinger Musiktage (1997, 2003, 2009), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, (2008), Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Tallin Art Hall (2011), Sound Art, ZKM, Karlsruhe (2012), NY Universities at 80 WSE gallery (2013), TU Berlin (1984, 2014), Fondazione Prada, Venice (2014), Kollegienkirche Salzburg (2015)

Leitner has realized numerous sound installations in public spaces over the last forty years, for example Agoraphon in front of Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen (1994), Cylindre Sonore (1987) at Paris’ Parc de la Villette (still existent today) and Strömungen (Streaming) at Otto Wagner Hospital Vienna (2000)